Best Movies of 1942 by Title

Rating
Title
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
2.5 Stars
2689
37
John Huston, Vincent Sherman
Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton, Victor Sen Yung
Adventure / War / Romance / Spy
USA
English
5 Stars
330
5
David Hand, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, Perce Pearce, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright
Hardie Albright, Donnie Dunagan, Bobby Stewart, Peter Behn, Stan Alexander
Animation / Family / Drama / Fantasy / Musical
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
John Ford
Donald Crisp, Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, Irving Pichel, James Roosevelt
Short / Documentary / History / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2771
42
Augusto Genina
Amedeo Nazzari, Fosco Giachetti, Maria Von Tasnady, Vivi Gioi
Drama / War
Italy
Italian
3.5 Stars
1527
20
Henry King
Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell, George Sanders
Adventure / Family / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
Herbert I. Leeds
Lloyd Nolan, Mary Beth Hughes, Helene Reynolds, George Reeves, Steven Geray
Crime / Drama / Mystery / Detective / Spy / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
Michael Curtiz
James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall, Alan Hale, George Tobias
Drama / War
USA
English
5 Stars, Top 100
17
1
Michael Curtiz
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt
Drama / Romance
USA
English
4.5 Stars
590
8
Jacques Tourneur
Simone Simon, Tom Conway
Drama / Horror / Romance / Thriller / Mystery
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
Jack Kinney
Clarence Nash
Family / Short / War / Animation / Comedy
USA
English
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Rating
Title
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
2.5 Stars
2771
42
Veit Harlan
Paul Wegener, Otto Gebühr, Kristina Söderbaum
Drama / History / War / Biography / Epic
Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2689
37
David Miller
John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly, Gordon Jones, Mae Clarke
Action / Drama / War / Romance
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1998
29
Busby Berkeley
Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly, Mártha Eggerth, Ben Blue
Drama / Musical / Romance
USA
English
4 Stars
1499
18
Raoul Walsh
Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale
Drama / Biography / Sports
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1897
26
Stuart Heisler
Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, Bonita Granville, Richard Denning
Drama / Film-Noir / Crime / Mystery / Thriller / Detective / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2227
31
Mark Sandrich
Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel
Romance / Comedy / Musical / Family
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1647
22
René Clair
Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward, Cecil Kellaway
Comedy / Fantasy / Horror / Romance
USA
English
4 Stars
1319
17
Noel Coward, David Lean
Noel Coward, John Mills
Drama / War
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
Cy Endfield
Edward Arnold, Stephen McNally, Esther Williams, Vicky Lane
Drama / Short
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
41
Josef Berne
Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Sonny Greer
Short / Music
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
36
Robert Stevenson
Michèle Morgan, Paul Henreid, Thomas Mitchell, Laird Cregar, May Robson
Drama / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
39
W.S. Van Dyke
Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter, Nigel Bruce
Drama / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2320
33
Zoltan Korda
Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia, Rosemary DeCamp
Fantasy / Action / Adventure / Family
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2775
43
George Cukor
Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf, Margaret Wycherly, Forrest Tucker
Drama / Mystery
USA
English
4.5 Stars
914
10
Sam Wood
Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
37
Emilio Fernández
David Silva, Isabela Corona, Pituka de Foronda, Carlos López
Drama / War / History
Mexico / Argentina / Spain
Spanish
2.5 Stars
2807
44
Gregory La Cava
Irene Dunne, Patric Knowles, Ralph Bellamy, Eugene Pallette, Samuel S. Hinds
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
36
Lloyd Bacon
Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford, Jack Carson, Anthony Quinn
Comedy / Crime / Drama / Gangster / Caper
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
37
Roman Karmen, N. Komarevtsev, Valeri Solovtsov, Yefim Uchitel
Documentary / War
Soviet Union
Russian
2.5 Stars
2689
37
Claude Autant-Lara
Odette Joyeux, François Périer, Julien Carette, André Alerme
Comedy / Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2820
45
Humphrey Jennings, Stewart McAllister
Chesney Allen, Bud Flanagan, Leonard Brockington, Myra Hess
Documentary / Short / War
UK
English
5 Stars
239
2
Orson Welles
Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt
Drama / Period Film
USA
English
4 Stars
1307
16
Billy Wilder
Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1960
28
Elliott Nugent
Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson
Comedy / Romance / Drama
USA
English
4.5 Stars
989
11
William Keighley
Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
Herbert I. Leeds
Lloyd Nolan, Marjorie Weaver, Helene Reynolds, Henry Wilcoxon, Richard Derr
Mystery / Crime / Detective
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1740
24
Albert Lewin
George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley, Eric Blore
Drama
USA
English
4 Stars
1061
12
William Wyler
Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon
Drama / Romance / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
B. Reeves Eason
Van Johnson, Faye Emerson, George Meeker, Joseph Crehan, Ruth Ford
Action / Adventure / Crime / Drama / Romance / Mystery
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2342
34
Sidney Lanfield
Bob Hope, Madeleine Carroll, Gale Sondergaard, George Zucco, Lionel Royce
Comedy / Adventure / Spy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
39
Thorold Dickinson
Basil Sydney, Frederick Leister, Reginald Tate, Jack Hawkins
Drama / Spy / Action / War
UK
English
5 Stars
339
6
Irving Rapper
Bette Davis, Paul Henreid
Drama / Romance
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1958
27
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles
Drama / War
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2320
33
Archie Mayo
George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn Miller, The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Musical / Drama / Romance
USA
English
5 Stars
368
7
Preston Sturges
Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee, Sig Arno
Romance / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2240
32
Irving Pichel
Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Anne Baxter
Drama / War
USA
English
4 Stars
1179
14
Sam Wood
Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright
Drama / Family / Biography / Sports
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2741
40
Alessandro Blasetti
Gino Cervi, Giuditta Rissone, Adriana Benetti, Guido Celano, Giacinto Molteni
Drama / Romance / Comedy
Italy
Italian
2.5 Stars
2807
44
John Francis Larkin
George Sanders, Gail Patrick, Richard Denning, Lynne Roberts, Sidney Blackmer
Crime / Drama / Film-Noir / Thriller / Mystery / Caper / Detective
USA
English
4 Stars
1264
15
Mervyn LeRoy
Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2511
35
Cecil B. DeMille
Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston
Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
unknown
Art Gilmore
Short / War / Sports
USA
English
3 Stars
2118
30
David Butler
Bing Crosby, Bob Hope
Adventure / Family / Comedy / Romance
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1558
21
Alfred Hitchcock
Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter, Clem Bevans
Thriller / Romance / Spy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
Del Frazier
Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, Jimmy Thomson, Jack Redmond
Short / Sports
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
George Pal
Animation / Short / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
Ray Enright
Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Margaret Lindsay, Harry Carey
Action / Western / Adventure
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
unknown
Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, John McLeish
Animation / Family / Comedy / Short / Music
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
37
Julien Duvivier
Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
4 Stars
1127
13
George Stevens
Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan
Drama / Comedy / Romance / Thriller
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1505
19
Frank Tuttle
Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, Alan Ladd, Tully Marshall
Film-Noir / Crime / Thriller / Romance / Mystery / Detective
USA
English
5 Stars
255
3
Ernst Lubitsch
Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill
Comedy / Drama / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
44
John Ford
Documentary / Short / History / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2691
38
Victor Fleming
Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan, Akim Tamiroff
Drama / Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
41
George Pal
Animation / Short / Fantasy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
37
Renato Castellani
Assia Noris, Fosco Giachetti, Antonio Centa, Rubi D'Alma, Mimi Dugini
Drama / Romance
Italy
Italian
3.5 Stars
1882
25
John Farrow
Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston
War / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2691
38
Goffredo Alessandrini
Alida Valli, Fosco Giachetti, Rossano Brazzi, Emilio Cigoli, Giovanni Grasso
Drama / Romance
Italy
Italian
3.5 Stars
1682
23
Alberto Cavalcanti
Leslie Banks, Basil Sydney, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Allan, Valerie Taylor
Thriller / War / Drama
UK
English
4.5 Stars
645
9
George Stevens
Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Minor Watson
Comedy / Drama / Romance / Sports
USA
English
5 Stars
324
4
Michael Curtiz
James Cagney, Joan Leslie
Drama / Music / Biography
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2227
31
William A. Seiter
Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Isobel Elsom, Leslie Brooks
Comedy / Musical / Romance
USA
English
Rating
Title
Starring
Genre
Country
Language